Kristine Shue, DMD
Dr. Kristine Shue is a pediatric dentist who loves bringing smiles to all her patients.
Dr. Kristine graduated from the prestigious Seven Year Bio-Dental Program at the University of Pennsylvania, which combines an accelerated and rigorous undergraduate education with the traditional four year dental degree. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in African studies and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kristine went on to complete the Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry program with NYU Langone Dental Medicine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA, where she served as chief resident.
Becoming a pediatric dentist has been a meaningful and lifelong journey for Dr. Kristine. She has always wanted to be a dentist and along the way developed a love for helping children. While on mission trips to Nairobi, Kenya, she had the privilege of working with impoverished children and families and assisting in delivering dental care. Dr. Kristine spent time in dental school volunteering for underserved families and also practiced in the clinic for medically compromised patients, where she gained an appreciation for treating patients with various health conditions. During residency, Dr. Kristine had the opportunity to work with children from diverse backgrounds and those with special health care needs and has a special place in her heart for these children. It was through these transformative experiences that Dr. Kristine gained a passion for pediatric dentistry and a strong belief that all children are entitled to excellence in oral health care.
Dr. Kristine’s training and expertise includes restorative dentistry, management of medically compromised children, nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia. Her goal for each dental visit is to make it a fun and positive experience for the child and parent. She believes in encouraging healthy dental habits at a young age to carry to adulthood while also delivering quality care for all patients.
Dr. Kristine is originally from Seattle and loves the Pacific Northwest, even with all the rain, but is very excited to stay in sunny California. In her free time, she loves to hike, play volleyball, read novels, travel, spend time with her family and husband, Jon, and eat delicious food.